TC ENERGY’s Empower Group Make a Difference!
Stephens Backpacks has partnered with TC Energy for the past 13 years. Our first cheque went towards helping hundreds of children through our Footprints and Christmas backpack program. Every year since then they have come together through a very generous cash donation, toy drives at their head Office and other locations; making it possible for every backpack to have toys for children of all ages.
Their team even provided a warehouse facility in the Airdrie location one year and it was one of the most successful finales we experienced. Their team joined in loading cars, vans and other vehicles that came to receive their special backpacks.
Through the years they have dedicated their time and thousands of dollars to bring hope and joy to children across Alberta. This includes many indigenous communities who benefited through their amazing generosity.
In 2020 the Empower Group ran an online toy drive for toys and other important items such as blankets. Their generosity resulted in over $11,000 making it possible for every child to receive a toy, every teen backpack contained a plush blanket and every baby backpack also had a warm and cozy blanket. That has never been possible before for our Christmas backpack program.
Words cannot express our deep gratitude for the long-time commitment from such a great company and their selfless employees! They consistently show their commitment to making a difference in the lives of our country, our province, and our community! They show the importance of relationships they form in their community and their strong efforts to reach out to the most vulnerable.
This has been a difficult year with our Covid pandemic but because of their resolve to come together many children received a very special gift this past Christmas. Not only a gift of hope that someone cared but for many the warmth of a plush blanket to keep them warm and a special toy, warm hats, gloves and socks and many other needed items for them to enjoy!
Thank you to the outstanding team at TC Energy!